I’m sure that driver’s never go out to intentionally have an accident, hence the term “accident” however in the vast majority of cases someone is culpable and this is why the police changed their term for accidents to “incidents”. If one of your employees are involved in a road traffic incident whilst working for you/your business and found to be blameworthy you could find that the company, directors and every level of management that has responsibility for the vehicles and drivers may be held responsible! Did you know…….. • Company drivers who drive more than 80% of their annual mileage on work related journeys have more than 50% more injury accidents than similar drivers who do no work related mileage, according to DFT Road Research Report No. 51. • The annual risk of dying in a road accident while driving for business reasons is significantly greater than the risk of dying as a result of all other workplace accidents. • Every week around 20 road deaths and 250 serious injuries involves someone on work related driving. • Work-related road accidents are the biggest cause of work-related accidental deaths. Between 800 and 1000 people are killed annually in work-related road traffic accidents compared to approximately 250 fatalities due to accidents notified annually under the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). • Business drivers have collision rates that are 30-40% higher than those of private drivers.
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